La Liga – Matchday 26

Barcelona win El Clasico, as Real Madrid fall further behind. This and more in our matchday roundup for round 26 in La Liga.


17.3.2023Valladolid1Athletic Club3
18.3.2023Rayo Vallecano2Girona2
18.3.2023Espanyol1Celta Vigo3
18.3.2023Atletico Madrid3Valencia0
19.3.2023Real Betis1Mallorca0
19.3.2023Real Sociedad2Elche0
19.3.2023Barcelona2Real Madrid1

The round kicked off with Valladolid meeting Athletic Club. The match ended 1-3, Valladolid getting 0 points and another loss to their name. In the next match Atletico Madrid was up against Valencia and the final result was 3-0, Atletico walking home with 3 points and solidifying their 3rd spot..
To conclude the matchday, we had El Clasico, Barcelona versus Real Madrid. Even though Barcelona already had a huge advantage over Real Madrid, the Spanish derby is always highly anticipated. Despite Real Madrid opening the scoring thanks to an Araujo own goal, the final score was 2-1, Barcelona securing the 3 points. Sergi Roberto equalized in the 45th minute and Kessie scored in injury time.


1Barcelona26222249 : 968
2Real Madrid26175451 : 2156
3Atletico Madrid26156542 : 1951
4Real Sociedad26146635 : 2448
5Real Betis26136734 : 2645
6Villarreal26125932 : 2441
7Athletic Club261061036 : 2836
8Rayo Vallecano2699831 : 3036
9Osasuna26971022 : 2734
10Celta Vigo26971032 : 3534
11Mallorca26951222 : 2732
12Girona26871140 : 4131
13Getafe26781127 : 3429
14Sevilla26771229 : 4228
15Cadiz266101021 : 3828
16Valladolid26841420 : 3828
17Espanyol26691132 : 4227
18Valencia26751428 : 3126
19Almeria26751430 : 4526
20Elche26271719 : 5113

Barcelona are first and with a 12 points lead over their eternal rivals, the championship looks as good as settled. As mentioned, Atletico are 3rd, a further 5 points behind city rivals, Real Madrid. Real Sociedad are 4th, 3 points above Real betis.
Elche are still last and they are all but doomed to get relegated. Almeria and Valencia are 18th and 19th with 26 points each, one less than Espanyol. We also have a trio of teams with one more point(28), as Sevilla, Cadiz and Valladolid are still not out of the woods.

Team of the Week

Villareal dominate the team of the week, with not less than 4 players included. We have right back Foyth, centre back Pau Torres and attackers Pino and Morales. Barcelona and La Real are also in with 2 players, as we have Munoz, David Silva and the pairing of Busquets and De Jong.

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